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Old 05-11-2003, 04:02 AM   #1
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I know this topic as mostly been beat to death but I was thinking the other day and something started to come to me. Would it be possible to put a supercharger on a SE engine if you put a bigger pully on it? And would it really add any perfomance? I know that when you put a smaller pully it gives more boost so if you put a bigger pully on it is should give less boost. What is the max boost a SE engine can take? I guess the main question would be would it be money well spent if this would work? Considering how much a supercharger costs would it be cost effective to put a SC on in or use the money in other mods to increase HP? Also would the tranny hold up if this worked?
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Can't put one of the Eaton roots based Superchargers on a NA motor because the head/intake design is different.

I think the NA motor could probably handle the boost for a while with the right software and very high octane gas but there is no way to just bolt up the Eaton SC to the NA motor.
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Yeah we've had this topic pop up here and there for about..forever, lol. I think we came to the conclusion that on a NA motor it would be easier/best to just put a turbo on it. I'm pretty sure that'* ur best bet. I think turbo would be cool to have also..it'* a little different on a domestic c ar to have a turbo. Good Luck.
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It would be like a GN
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Hhehe already trying to figure out how to do that. There is plenty of room for a turob back behind the motor where the two exhaust mainfolds meet up.

The air filter would be positioned in the regular place with a tube heading towards the turbo. The air exits the turbo makes a U-Turn around the passenger side of the motor then down to a large front moutn air-to-air intercooler. After exiting the intercooler the air makes a 90 degree left turn up and into the throttlebody.
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i really think the heads are the same except for maybe the valve spring pressures. just get a sc intake and do it. i wouldnt go over like 5-7 psi of boost though
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Heads are different. In several different ways. Can't remember which, but either the NA or the SC heads are taller. That means pushrods are probably a different length too, but I know the lifters and rockers are the same.
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i just checked with NAPA and the intake gaskets are the same part number. i bet the sc intake manifold will bolt right onto the na heads
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Don't forget the engine wiring harness. All the extra plumbing for the SC, a PCM from a SC car (to recognize the boost conditions), the trans (4T60E won't stand up to the torque a SC will give you).....and on and on.

Once again, by the time you do this, you could have saved the money, sold your car, and bought an SSEi.
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very true, but....... the way it sounds, he just wants to add a SC, sorta like you would a centrifical SC on any NA engine, would defintly have to get a mini afc from zzp to richen up the air/fuel mixture, but other than that, no other wiring, the MAP sensor and the MAF sensor would pick up the pressure changes and the intake volume changes
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